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My wife wants to lose some weight. I need help

Discussion in 'Health' started by DBTaco, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. May 28, 2014 at 4:02 PM
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    What the hell is loosing weight?
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  2. May 28, 2014 at 4:14 PM
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    Junk science = taking a magic pill or taking any other short cut will make you lose weight.

    I certainly am not saying no one on here knows what they are talking about, but maybe he should go to a forum dedicated to loosing weight? You wouldn't go to an FJ forum for advice on your Tacoma, why do that with weight loss?

    I should have prefaced that by saying this is what worked for me. The community on Reddit was particularly helpful to me because you can see results from people who have been in similar situations and get instant feedback from people who can prove their results. I'd love to hear why you think the actual advice I gave was wrong though. Perhaps you do know of some magical pills?
     
  3. May 28, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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    *Losing. Thanks for pointing that out?
     
  4. May 28, 2014 at 5:55 PM
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    *Losing.

    First things first, I didn't say anything about your "actual advice" being wrong. I'd agree if you cut caloric intake, eventually you will drop some pounds, if you're not carefull and do it right tho, you'll drop muscle too. But I would do it by eating clean and not junk food etc. And yes weights, see some of my prior posts, I mentioned that.

    The site thing. Maybe he feels comfortable posting questions here, there's many different categories on here in the off topic section. And I'm not really familiar with reddit, but I didn't think it was a site just for weight loss. But if it helped you good, maybe he can find some help too. Whatever helps people get where they wana be is good for me. As for me, over the years I've put a lot of time into learning about fitness related things and training a lot. I'm 5'7" 175 and stay about 6% body fat year round sometimes less. But I have my spells like everybody, when I'm not as in shape as I was months before etc. Personal trainers, Doctors, and Surgeons etc come up to me, apparently because they think I'm in decent shape and ask for pointers or advice on getting into better shape. I feel like I have some decent advice to give to "try" to help people, but I don't know everything. Neither do Doctors etc.

    The supplements/pills I mentioned are some of the top ones, concerning the topic. Maybe you should look them up. There's definetly no magic pill. Nothing will substitute proper training, food intake, sticking with it, when it comes to getting your body where you want it.

    There's a lot to try and learn about fitness, be it bodybuilding, losing weight or whatever. What works for one might not the other.
     
  5. May 28, 2014 at 6:12 PM
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    I think I should clear this up, I wasn't talking about your posts being junk science, I wasn't talking about supplements being magic pills. I actually take fish oil, I don't take burners, but I used to take pre workout and protein. I don't consider those magic pills because you still have to work to get benefits.

    Like I said in my original post, losing weight does not necessarily mean you are healthy. I think a nutritionist is a great option if you can afford it, I can't, so I turn to the collective knowledge of an entire forum on reddit dedicated to loosing weight. That is why I mentioned it. There are actually several dietary professionals that post there often.

    It's an emotion subject for anyone who has been fat before, myself included. I definitely understand how OP's wife feels. All I wanted to do is help OP avoid some of the things I know won't help. Keeping morale is 99% of weight loss (in my experience) I would be upset if she followed someone's advice and gave up when it failed her, that is why I felt compelled to respond.

    I'll leave it at that because this thread was meant to help, not settle stupid squabbles.
     
  6. May 28, 2014 at 6:17 PM
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    Do a bit of research on "Advocare" My wife is a sales rep and it's a great product. I actually did the 24 day challenge and while it's challenging, sticking with the plan pays dividends. I lost 16lbs and 4% body fat in 24 days. The first col days are torture mainly because of portion control and diet change but well worth it and it helps you transition to a healthier diet all together. Check it out man. If you're interested, my wife can get you a killer deal on the stuff too.

    Edit: I increased my physical activity and workouts at the start of the challenge as well. It's true, there is no magic pill. It's all about diet and excercise.
     
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    Give her a bowl of ice cream and you won't have to listen to her for a little while.
    Lotto ticket will also shut my wife up for a little while......bingo lotto ticket are the best.
     
  8. May 28, 2014 at 8:25 PM
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    I wasn't trying to start anything with you or take what you said like you were singling my posts out either. Your wording is what sparked me to respond.
    Because I believe there's a lot of people on here with a lot of knowledge on a lot of different topics not just Tacoma's. And I think you have some yourself and were just trying to help, but didn't take the time to choose the right wording. I've said dumb things or things people haven't liked on here before too.

    I've never struggled with having to lose weight. But personally know of people who have and do. I know its not easy mentally or physically. But I'm fully aware of very similar challenges and dedication it takes for a certain level of fitness. And just willing to give what little advice I may have to "try" and help.

    You're right morale is a big factor.
    Good luck losing the weight and keeping it off. Don't forget then slip back, I've seen that happen, and its hard to watch.
     
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